Perfect Job, Shweta Kesari

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In Febuary 2014 we introduced Shweta Kesari as new Johntext Author for Madhya Pradesh / India. 20 months later we reached 261 published reviews. Assumed an average of 200 pages for a book sums up to 52200 pages altogether for 261 reviews. So every month there are 2610 pages to read. Wow. And this part-time and without any personal benefit.

So its time to say Thank you. Also to her friends Shivani Chauhan, Megha Biloniya, and others. And its time for some statistics.

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261 reviews and interviews posted
2764 subscribers registered

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Interview with Poetess Kristen Scott: 421
Losing My Religion by Vishwas Mudagal: 293
The Guardians of Halahala by Shatrujeet Nath: 194
The Six +1 Wish by Anubhav Joyotirmoy: 188
Interview of Prathap Kamath: 184
The Secrets of the Dark by Arka Chakrabarti: 150
Atisa and the Time Machine by Anu Kumar: 111
Almost There But Yet Not Arrived by Sandeep Mishra: 82
Interview of Author Shreyan Laha: 80
Love@ Air Force by Gaurav Sharma: 78
Interview of Poetess Varsha Singh: 76
Interview of Author Sujata Parashar: 70
Rainbows in the Desert Archna Pant: 66
Interview Of Author Angad Singh Saluja: 60
Interview of Author Chetan Jaiman: 57
Mad Money Journey by Mehrab Irani: 53
One Life to Love by Vinaya Patil: 46
Halfway Up The Mountain by Kiran Khalap: 46
Living Inside by Gopal Lahiri: 46
Interview of Rabjot Singh Isher: 43
HiFi in Bollywood by Rishi Vohra: 42
We the people Behind the Veil by Lalima Yadav: 42
Interview of Sanchit Mehrotra: 42
Time’s Lost Atlas; Compiled by Harsh Agarwal: 40
When We Clicked by Yash Pawaskar: 41
The Quest of the Sparrows by Kartik Sharma and Ravi Nirmal Sharma: 41
Planet Gastronomy by Ananya Banerjee: 39
Burning Sapphires by Suresh K. Goswami: 36
Nothing Between Us by Sanchit Mehrotra: 34
When a Lawyer walks down the aisle /Amrita Suresh: 32
Rhythm of Love by Rahul Prasad Kanu: 31
Interview of Author Gabriel Hemingway: 31
An Offbeat Story by Siddharth Srivastava: 30
Four Corners of the Circle by Mohit Jain: 29
Case of The Chinese Mastermind by Ketaki Karnik: 28
The Agony of Love by Neilay Khasnabish: 27
Interview of Author Vipin Behari Goyal: 26
Wisdom of the White Mountain /Kandathil Sebastian: 26
Bhendi Bazaar by Vish Dhamija: 24
Pluck Out the Heart – Anthology: 24
Hidden Husband by Shikha Kaul: 23
How to Get Government Jobs by K.P. Shashidharan: 23
Operation Mom by Reenita Malhotra: 20
The Gandhian Adventures of Raj and Iqbal by Zubin J. Shroff: 18

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Review of The Princess in Black

Title : The Princess in Black!

Author : Upendra Dharmadhikari and Changali Anand

The princess in black

History itself has beautiful and energetic stories in it’s store. What when history comes in to shake hands with today’s stories.”The Princess in Black: An unheard story of Mughals”,co-authored by Upendra Dharmadhikari ( a history lover) and Changali Anand ( a cinema lover), is a fiction book which uses history to make a story thrilling and adventurous.

As the back cover says: ‘ The Taj Mahal is going to be blown off and with it the visiting ex-President of USA. Or so has been impeccably planned by Major Salim Khan, an undercover ISI operative. The only clue that the intelligence agencies have is the enigmatic Object No. 27, a rare Mughal relic that they don’t have much information about. History Professor Narayan Shastri, along with the best men from Indian Intelligence, try to unlock the code. And then there is Saima, the mysterious beauty who found Object No 27 in the first place. She and Professor Shastri travel through the annals of a history rich with deceit – bloody battles of conquests; the satin veil of treachery; and even the elegant, imperious walls built of redsandstone and white marble – to know more ofthe impending attack and each other more deeply. Can they stop Major Khan from unleashing his act of terror on the marble monument of love? Precious hands of time are ticking away: Tick. Tick. Tick.’

A simple and revealing cover design welcomes reader at first.Title ofcourse is attentive and to some extent does favour with the story.Also,the subtitle hints the presence of history in the story.About the blurb of the book,well-knitted and inviting and very-well shows the glimpse of the story.

Very elegant ambience has been created from the very beginning of the story,and the aroma of suspense and mystery was in the air. In the beginning itself it generates the needed ambience.From there on it keeps on revealing different facets of the story juxtapoxing history and present episodes.Author Upendra’s love for history resulted in the form of this book and Changali’s love for movie helps to give it a proper texture.

Writing fashion is close to the classy one, which works very-well with the story. The blend of history and witty imaginations pull this book in the category of an interesting and thilling read. The way facets of the story reveals its colour hooks reader completely to it. Articulation of sentence has been done in such an efficient manner that it never hinders in the reading journey.

Interesting characters are a part of this story that helps to make it more charming and alluring. The nature of the characters has been portrayed in a beautiful fashion,I very-much like the way it has been done as it is done not by the mere words but by the actions and roles.

About the downfalls of the book,storyline is quite common and to some extent similar to other stories that are available in the market.Also,some events to some extent are predictable.

Combination of thrill, history,suspense and little bit sprinkled with love.Worth a read!

Rating : 4.5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

For reviews please contact: shwetakesari165@gmail.com

Review of From Ouch to Oops

Title : From Ouch to Oops

Author : RamG Vallath

From Ouch to Oops

‘From Ouch to Oops:just don’t give up’,is a self-help book that traverses through the choppy nodes of RamG Vallath’s life,his journey from struggle to success,his fight from the disease called CIDP(Chronic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) he tragically suffered from.

As the back cover says : ‘RamG Vallath has everything going for him.He has studied at IIT,seen a 200 per cent jump in his salary and become one of the youngest circle heads in India’s telecom sector.When he steps into the role of a director at a major multinational computer hardware firm,he thinks he has it made.

But life is soon about to come crashing down on him.He is diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that weakens his muscles.Mundane tasks like buttoning up his shirt, climbing down steps and typing on a keyboard become extremely difficult.To make things worse, he loses his job at a time when his annual hospitalization bill has gone up to Rs. 20 lakh.

But even as the chips are down and hope starts to fade,RamG decides not to give up.He becomes the cheerleader at home and outside, spreading positivity wherever he goes and choosing to tackle his challenges head-on with a hearty ‘yoohoo’.’

The script of the author’s life is not so extra-ordinary or completely out of the box,but RamG Vallath himself made his life extra-ordinary.We all face many ups and downs in our life,but the question here arises is how many of us learn to stitch the torn and thinks positively even entouraged with negativity.That’s why RamG Vallath’s story is different,he never slowed down,he just knows one road, a road to step ahead as he never brushed any problem under the carpet and this story teaches the reader same.

A simple writing style has been used by the author and he has implemented the story very-well which is noticeable. Author’s positive attitude towards life is lucidly portrayed in this book.He has very precisely lemned various facets of his life when luck has knocked him out.

This book beyond shadow of a doubt gives a shot in arm. A real-life based story that teaches one a lot.I would like to recommend this book to everyone who wants to go high and touch the sky amidst thunderstorms.

Every story has something to speak,leaves something to learn….

Rating : 5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

For review please contact: shwetakesari165@gmail.com